Dharmadhatu Foundation

"Transforming Self, Transforming World"
" Pioneering Culturally Appropriate Community-based development in Nepal "

Ramesh Tamang - Nepal
Oct 7 2010
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STRUGGLE AGAINST MARGINALIZATION IN NEPAL (SAMAN)

DF has coined a new movement, a movement that aims to address the needs of the historically marginalized people of Nepal i.e. Indigenous Peoples, women and Dalit (“Untouchableâ€? or “Crushedâ€?) communities of Hindu caste group as the STRUGGLE AGAINST MARGINALIZATION IN NEPAL (SAMAN). SAMAN literally means equality in Nepali. The strategy of the SAMAN movement focuses on the revival, reformation and reintegration of indigenous knowledge systems and institutions through programs that fall under the acronym “SMILING EYES.â€?  SMILING EYES is an acronym that describes the fields of activities that the DF is engaged by respectfully incorporating indigenous knowledge systems in order to reach its organizational goal: building harmonious and equitable societies with sustainable transformations.